By John McClaughry
Some readers of my commentaries may recall that back in September of last year during “Climate Strike Week” I discussed a documentary by left wing filmmaker Michael Moore, titled “Planet of the Humans.” I quoted Michael Donnelly, who has long been a part of Michael Moore’s entourage. Donnelley, like Moore, is a strong believer in the apocalyptic climate crisis.
I quoted Donnelley then as saying “Planet of the Humans” is “the most dismaying Eco-documentary of the century.” He couldn’t understand “why we climate change activists are losing.” His conclusion after seeing early parts of the documentary was that “we have been following corporation/foundation-financed Democratic Party-tied misleadership.”
He concluded, “Renewable Energy is not our salvation. It is a myth that is very lucrative for some. Feel-good electric cars are actually powered by coal, natural gas … or dead salmon in the Northwest.” (That seems to be a reference to Big Hydro.)
“None of these technologies existed nor could they exist, without fossil fuels. The grid cannot even operate without fossil fuel-derived steam-generated baseloads,” he said.
Then comes the dagger: “We have to hold the bad actors on ‘our’ side’s feet to the fire, as well, if we are to survive this one.”
The film shows Bill McKibben Al Gore, Richard Branson and Robert Kennedy Jr. speaking to environmentalists, and then clips of them speaking to industry about all the profits to be made.”
Now the film is available free online at planetofthehumans.com.
John McClaughry is vice president of the Ethan Allen Institute. Reprinted with permission from the Ethan Allen Institute Blog.